‘I will provide financial and non-monetary support to keep the PSL alive’, Shoaib Akhtar

''If I can save PSL as a senior player, I will definitely come forward''.

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In a recent local television show, Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar shared that Pakistan Super League is witnessing an economic crisis. Akhtar also claimed he didn’t see the PSL taking place for another 16 to 18 months.

“I know some people wouldn’t like to hear this, but some owners are looking to sell their franchise. I would be more than happy to provide financial and non-monetary support to keep the PSL alive and to thrive,” he said.

The 44-year-old said that he would be more than happy to help and support PSL in both financial and non-financial capacity.

“If I can save PSL as a senior player and as a brand, I will definitely come forward. I will come with full force and money and will save the PSL. I will make sure that the PSL thrives and stays alive, and it gets big brands to make progress,” Akhtar added.

The Rawalpindi Express also didn’t agree to the claims that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was working behind the scenes to postpone the upcoming Twenty20 (T20) World Cup to hold the Indian Premier League (IPL). Putting forth a counter-argument, he said that the decision regarding the mega event lies with the Australian government.

“I don’t think the ICC, Cricket Australia, or BCCI can do anything about it. This decision will come from the Australian government. The policies of the Australian government will decide when the World T20 is held,” he said.

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